Report cites poor performance of Parliament on human rights

Report cites poor performance of Parliament on human rights

Sourced Content Auckland, December 27, 2019 Democracy in New Zealand is suffering from a Parliament which under-performs in its scrutiny of human rights. A new report says that human rights oversight by Select Committees examining potential legislation is weak and ad hoc.  Human rights obligations and protections lack parliamentary leadership. Parliamentary Scrutiny of Human Rights in New Zealand: Glass Half Full? is…

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U S Citizenship no guarantee for some children born abroad

U S Citizenship no guarantee for some children born abroad

Victoria Reyes California, USA, December 27, 2019 The Trump administration announced on August 28, 2019 that it would revoke the longstanding policy of granting citizenship to some children of parents stationed abroad who are US citizens and government employees or members of the US armed forces. Public uproar ensued, including the use of the hashtag #Trumphatesmilitaryfamilies. Historic perspective The policy requires a more complicated…

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